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Baby Your Baby: It's summer … protect your skin and be safe!

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Baby Your Baby: It's summer … protect your skin and be safe! (File photo: MGN Online)

(KUTV) It's summer, and everyone is excited to get outside and enjoy the the outdoors.

Katrina Jensen, a registered nurse with Intermountain Moms, stopped by to help you learn to keep your family safe.

Here are a few tips from the experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics and Healthychildren.org:

Babies under 6 months:

  • A baby’s skin is more delicate and thinner than an adults and burns easily.
  • Babies can’t tell you they are overheating or are sunburn
  • Babies rely on adults to dress them and apply sunscreen.
  • Avoid sun exposure all together between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Dress in light weight clothing and brimmed hats.
  • Apply small amount of sunscreen to face and back of hands that are exposed to sun.

For all other Children

  • Avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Wear a hat with a 3 inch brim or bill, sunglasses, and clothing with tight weave if possible (sunglasses with 97 percent to 100 percent protection against UVA and UVB rays)
  • Apply and reapply (every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating) sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater that protects again UVA and UVB rays.
  • Pay attention to being near sand and water as they can reflect UV rays and may result in sunburn more quickly.
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